Faces and Places of IUPUI
Fifty Years in Indianapolis
Published by: Indiana University Press
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Faces and Places of IUPUI: Fifty Years in Indianapolis presents the story of the Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis campus in a new and unique way. With a focus on the "Fifty Faces of IUPUI," a select group of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members chosen by the campus, readers will learn how the campus developed out of the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1903 to become Indiana's premier urban public research university.
From remarkable figures from the past such as Joseph T. Taylor, who grew up in the Jim Crow South and later became the Founding Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, to current undergraduates from a multitude of backgrounds and studying a range of disciplines, Faces and Places of IUPUI recounts the fascinating people who help make IUPUI a national and international leader in education and research. Using a combination of archival and contemporary photography, Faces and Places of IUPUI captures these stories and weaves them together to represent the university's evolution.
By taking readers through the past and present, and leading them toward the future, this volume conveys the spirit of the 50th anniversary, as well as the impact that the IUPUI campus has made in its first 50 years.
Foreword / Nasser H. Paydar
Introduction / James T. Morris
1. Affirming Our Past
2. Celebrating Our Present
3. Anticipating Our Future
Epilogue / Olivia Pretorius
Photo Captions and Credits
Faces and Places of IUPUI is a wonderful testament to the transformational and far-reaching impact that higher education has not only on students and faculty, but on our society as a whole. As a trustee of Indiana University, I deeply appreciate the vision and leadership of these featured Faces of IUPUI as well as so many others whose work is carrying this remarkable campus boldly into its second half century.~MaryEllen Bishop, Indiana University Trustee and chair of the IUPUI Board of Advisors
As an IUPUI alum, I take great personal pride in the stories on these pages. As the mayor of Indianapolis, I am profoundly grateful for the remarkable contributions that each of these incredible people have made to our city and our state through their continued commitment to community service and engagement.~Joe Hogsett, Indianapolis Mayor, IUPUI Alum
What an honor to be among this stellar group of Jaguars, representing the unique and dynamic culture of IUPUI. To witness and be part of the growth of this extraordinary campus is a privilege that I will never take for granted. As we move into our next half century, we will continue to foster diversity, inclusivity, and equity through bold and meaningful actions.~Etta Ward, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Development and Face of IUPUI
This volume beautifully illustrates IUPUI's many accomplishments in its first 50 years, from its beginnings rooted in extension programs and the IU School of Medicine at the turn of the 20th century through its evolution into one of one of the nation's premier urban research campuses. It also shines a spotlight on the people who made this innovative and engaged institution a reality in the thriving heart of Indianapolis.~Michael A. McRobbie, President of Indiana University